Harbour Scene

In deciding an interpretation for this photo, I was drawn by the many pictures by Frank Sutcliffe of the ships in Whitby harbour from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It’s possible that Sutcliffe would have used a second plate for the sky though I haven’t checked his prints to see whether he ever used several plates to construct his images. This was common practice at the time because of the limited dynamic range of the emulsion.

 

 

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